Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

You will be highly employable: we are ranked third in the UK for graduate employability. The computer science element of the course puts a strong emphasis on contemporary technologies such as Web 2.0, distributed and embedded systems, and artificial intelligence. Our leading researchers offer cutting'edge course units on bioinformatics, information security, computer learning and computational finance. In the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008, 99% of the Department of Computer Science' s research publications were rated as of international quality.

Course Modules

Computer Science Year 1: object'oriented programming; computing lab (robotics); computing lab (games); software design; internet services; mathematical structures; machine fundamentals. Year 2: software engineering; team project; algorithms and complexity; operating systems; introduction to information security; databases; computer graphics; robotics; systems programming; computer and network security. Year 3: individual project; advanced algorithms; advanced data communications; applications of cryptography; bioinformatics; compilers and code generation; compiling for embedded systems; computer games technology; computational finance; computer learning; computational optimisation; concurrent and parallel programming; data visualisation; embedded and real'time systems; functional programming and applications; fundamentals of digital sound and music; image processing; intelligent agents and multi'agent systems; malicious software; software language engineering; software verification. Management Year 1: international business; markets and consumption; organisation studies; interpreting management; accounting; information systems; quantitative methods. Year 2: strategic management; managerial accounting; operations management; marketing strategy in context; human resource management; employability. Year 3: integrating management practice 1; integrating management practice 2.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £15,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 34
  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher

Key Course Information

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89% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 87%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 89%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 79%

£22,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

79% Go on to work and/or study

In work 49
Studying 26
Studying and working 4
Unemployed 10
Unknown 10

28% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 62%

Total Coursework: 35%

Total Practical: 3%

£4,300 - £5,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation